Please don’t light up another monument to show you care about Nice. Terrorists aren’t moved & all it does is highlight our collective impotence.

CONTRARIAN MARKETPLACE

Every time a terrorist event happens governments around the world think we must show our disgust and solidarity by lighting up national monuments. It is all bull. It does nothing. There isn’t a human being on the planet with a pulse who could possibly view the Nice attack as anything other than senseless tragedy. The futures of parents, children, grandparents, friends and colleagues get traumatised forever by such action. We naturally grieve for these poor souls. What does lighting up monuments show other than utter Western impotence? 8 attacks in 18 months in France. Think about it. Charlie Hebdo, Paris, stabbed policeman and wife, beheaded factory boss, Nice, the US soldiers that overpowered a nutcase with an Ak-47 on a train and so on.

In 2016 alone we have lit up monuments around the world to pray for Paris, Brussels Airport, Orlando, Turkey and now surely Nice too. I get why it is done. To show our…

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